Verizon takes the Oath with Yahoo! completion

Verizon takes the Oath with Yahoo! completion

Verizon VZ 52,49 -0,27 -0,51% has completed the acquisition of Yahoo! Unfortunately, we could not get stock quote YHOO this time.. In doing so it combines it with AOL, which it brought sometime ago, to create a new media content company, Oath.

Oath contains the various brands which are part of the Yahoo! and AOL stables, and includes familiar names such as Tumblr, Flickr, Huffington Post, TechCrunch, Engadget, AutoBlog, Moviefone, and Ryot amongst others.

Verizon buys Yahoo! for about $4.5bn, with the remaining rump of Yahoo! (mainly holding the AliBaba stake) called Altaba Inc. This is a discount of $350mn on the original deal, to take into account data breaches in the stable. The deal, it seems, does not come with Marrisa Mayer, as she is resigning from Yahoo. Tim Armstrong, who led Verzion’s AOL team becomes CEO of Oath.

“We’re building the future of brands using powerful technology, trusted content and differentiated data. We have dominating consumer brands in news, sports, finance, tech, and entertainment and lifestyle coupled with our leading advertising technology platforms. Now that the deal is closed, we are excited to set our focus on being the best company for consumer media, and the best partner to our advertising, content and publisher partners.” – Tim Armstrong, CEO, Oath.

“The close of this transaction represents a critical step in growing the global scale needed for our digital media company. The combined set of assets across Verizon and Oath, from VR to AI, 5G to IoT, from content partnerships to originals, will create exciting new ways to captivate audiences across the globe.” – Marni Walden, President of Media and Telematics, Verizon

John Dixon

John Dixon is the Principal Consultant of thirteen-ten nanometre networks Ltd, based in Wiltshire, United Kingdom. He has a wide range of experience, (including, but not limited to) operating, designing and optimizing systems and networks for customers from global to domestic in scale. He has worked with many international brands to implement both data centres and wide-area networks across a range of industries. He is currently supporting a major SD-WAN vendor on the implementation of an environment supporting a major global fast-food chain.

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